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Young Offender Support Worker

Job type: Temporary, Full time

Location: Manchester

£350 - 400 per week

Recruiter: Vision for Education

Sector: Education

Job description

*LOCATION*  Manchester
*CONTRACT TYPE*  Full-time
*SALARY*  £350 - £400 per week
*JOB START*  On-going

The role
We are recruiting for a Young Offender Support Worker to work with young people aged between 11 and 17 who are receiving their education in Pupil Referral Unit settings across Manchester.

  • The role of a Young Offender Support Worker is to support young people to access education, as they will often be very disengaged from school-life.
  • This would be an amazing opportunity for somebody who wants to make a difference to young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, and that in some cases have suffered major trauma.

The school

  • The work of a Young Offender Support Worker will require you to be based within a Pupil Referral Unit school setting
  • You will offer guidance and support both in the classroom, and also with their social and emotional development.
  • The working hours are 8:30am – 3:30pm Monday to Friday.
  • There are opportunities for the role to become a permanent position after a qualifying period is worked

To be considered for this role, you will:

  • Be resilient 
  • Be able to demonstrate empathy 
  • Have a passion to change young people's lives for the better
  • Have an understanding of Social, Emotional and Mental Health Issues 

Salary is dependent on experience, training or qualifications. The minimum experience, training or qualifications required for the Young Offender Support Worker position are:

  • Relevant experience working with young offenders, young people with Social, Emotional and Mental Health issues or working within a residential home with looked after children, or a similar role. 

We are committed to safeguarding children and young people. We take our responsibilities extremely seriously. All staff we register will undertake thorough interviewing and referencing checks and hold, or be prepared to undergo, an Enhanced DBS check that must be registered on the Update Service.

About us
We are a market-leading education recruitment and supply agency committed to the learning and development of young people. We are an employer of choice for high-quality primary, secondary and SEND teaching and support staff.

What we offer:
As a Young Offender Support Worker and valued employee, you will receive: 

  • Excellent daily rates paid weekly by our in-house payroll team using the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) system.
  • Guaranteed pay scheme (subject to availability and qualifying criteria).
  • Pension contributions (subject to qualifying period).
  • Full compliance with AWR (Agency Workers' Regulations), to make sure you get the pay and working conditions you are entitled to.
  • FREE training to help with your professional development such as Team Teach training, online webinars and safeguarding and child protection updates. 
  • Generous refer a friend or colleague bonus scheme.
  • Access to a dedicated consultant, who will provide ongoing support.

If you are a Young Offender Support Worker who can enthuse, motivate and engage students and would like the challenge of working in a demanding and rewarding environment, then we want to hear from you.

Apply today via this website.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure we are fully compliant with Government guidance relating to social distancing, interviews with shortlisted candidates will take place by video call.

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 Nearby train stations

 Nearby bus stops

  • Stop Wh, Deansgate/John Rylands Library, DEANSGATE
  • Spinningfields, Deansgate/Spinningfields, DEANSGATE
  • Nr Court, Spinningfields (to define route), DEANSGATE
  • Stop Wg, Deansgate/Bridge Street, DEANSGATE
  • Deansgate - Bootle St, City Centre - Deansgate, Deansgate

 Nearby schools

  • Abbey College Manchester
  • Chetham's School of Music
  • St Philip's CofE Primary School
  • The Cathedral School of St Peter and St John RC Primary
  • St Philip's Church of England Primary School

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